Tag: tv

Vexille

Vexille

| March 14, 2012

Japan isn’t known for making well made computer animated movies. Its here in the west that companies like Pixar and Dreamworks have made their marks and impact on the world. So when it came time to watch Vexille, from Oxybot Studio and Ping Pong director, Fumihiko Sori, I didn’t expect much of anything. I’ve had […]

Absentia

Absentia

| March 13, 2012

Even with the explosion of independent horror films and the new types of distribution out there for these films, there are far too few female-centric, relationship-driven horror films. This type of film is ideal for independent filmmakers on a budget– if your central relationship is well-written and strongly acted, you’re most of the way to […]

Melancholia

Melancholia

| March 13, 2012

From the visually arresting overture to the film’s staggering final moments, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia stands, in my mind, as the single greatest narrative film of 2011. Von Trier, known for consistently delivering the most emotionally-exhausting of films, imbues this exploration of (what else?) melancholia with just the right amount of levity and spectacle to […]

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History of the World in Two Hours

History of the World in Two Hours

| March 12, 2012

The History Channel creates another exciting adventure with their documentary special History of the World in Two Hours. This program provides a thorough chronology of the entire universe, from the infinitesimal flash of the Big Bang to the introduction of the Space Age. While I could have done with a little less emphasis on how […]

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Immortals

Immortals

| March 12, 2012

Ever since movies like Sin City and 300, the level of style in action movies continues to increase. Some filmmakers, like Michael Mann and Christopher Nolan, try their best to keep their action grounded in plausibility, whereas others simply take each successive stylized actioner as a challenge to one-up them the next time out. So […]

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

| March 12, 2012

The documentary series, In Their Own Words, compiles incredible archival footage of BBC interviews with influential “British Novelists” and the world’s “Great Thinkers.” Through six, hour-long episodes, the series provides a surprisingly thorough survey of the major 20th Century advancements in philosophy and British literature. Captivating, concise, and surprisingly quick-paced, In Their Own Words functions […]

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My Week With Marilyn

My Week With Marilyn

| March 12, 2012

Chances are, even if you haven’t seen My Week with Marilyn you’re at least familiar with its iconic subject and its breathtaking leading lady. The film tells the story of 3rd Assistant Director Colin (Eddie Redmayne) and his intimate affair with Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. It […]

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

| March 11, 2012

The wait is over. Paul W.S. Anderson’s newest film has arrived! Fans of his other work (Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) will have to come to terms with that on their own time. Personally, I think he’s one of the worst directors working right now, but of all the many terrible directors currently […]

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Spellbinder

Spellbinder

| March 11, 2012

Spellbinder is a really weird, really fun ’80s film that is equal parts The Wicker Man and Angel Heart with some Poltergeist sprinkled on top because. . .well. . .why not? Directed by Janet Greek (she went on to be an active television director, but more importantly, she wrote two episodes of Renegade, which means […]

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The Brief – Complete Collection

The Brief – Complete Collection

| March 10, 2012

As broadcast on England’s BBC television in 2004 and 2005, the legal drama series The Brief stars Alan Davies as Henry Farmer, a criminal practice barrier whose life is a mess. The beloved Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek) stars in the seriocomic misadventures of clever criminal law barrister Henry Farmer. With a mountain of gambling debts, […]

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